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Safe Sanctuaries Training now online

Online training for Safe Sanctuaries is now available through “Safe Gatherings”, a United Methodist affiliated organization based out of Kansas, to help churches and their congregants meet this responsibility through a comprehensive and consistent online training process. In the past, the NIC has helped individual volunteers and congregations meet this responsibility through all-day trainings at…

New UMC Handbook

Have you seen the new UMC Handbook? The new United Methodist Handbook is now available in an easy-to-read and share digital format.The Handbook is among the best resources for laity providing leadership, people new to The United Methodist Church and clergy who occasionally get stumped by a question. It includes: • United Methodist teachings, •…


Xperience Church’s journey comes to a close

Two and a half years ago, Pastor Dwayne Grant and a team of committed supporters set out to plant Xperience church. The vision according to Grant was “to plant a socially relevant, mission oriented church in the Hillside/Bellwood community, African American based but with a multicultural, multigenerational, progressive and inclusive feel.” Pastor Grant received his…